Movie Monday: It 1927
I finally dipped my toes into the world of silent movies! They alwasy intimidated me, because of my short attention span. But I figured Clara Bow would be a good place to start! She has been a fashion icon of mine for a while, but after seeing her act, she's just an everything icon, fashion or otherwise. What a gal!
This particular film is all about the evasive quality known as "it." As in, sex appeal. The ability to be desirable without outwardly seeming as if you know you are appealing. Whatever "it" is, Clara's character, Betty, has got it. She and her other shop girls are smitten with the new manager of the department store, but he has his eye on Betty. The only problem is, he might marry another girl. And it seems that he thinks that Betty is the kind of girl who won't mind sharing her man.
The plot was pretty fast moving, funny, and even heartwarming. I was surprised that it held my attention the entire time, and to be honest, I'm already itching to watch another silent movie soon! Do you have any suggestions for me?
Oh, and if you decide to watch It for the first time, you'll have to look out for the actor playing the newspaper man who stands in Betty's doorway. It was a delightful cameo surprise!